Although Thessaloniki is generally a sunny city, the shopping arcades are very common place, mainly in the area of the old market where they continue to transform and to welcome new places like cafes, pubs and shops that claim their share from the life of the city. The café-bistrot Coq Au Zen is hidden on a small porch in the old commercial center of the city, on Valaoritou Street, where the small shops on the left and on the right work normally on a daily basis.
The retro tiled floors, the beautiful fixtures, the old-fashioned chairs and the international music make it a very welcoming and interesting place. The mornings are quieter, allowing you to enjoy a leisurely coffee and during the night,the dim lighting makes it suitable for a drink and for a meeting with good company. The bistrot has a fairly wide range of wines from Greece and abroad and it’s usually cheaper to order a bottle of wine rather than individual glasses.
Moreover, inquire on their Facebook page for the thematic musical evenings that are organised there and enjoy a wonderful evening in the smallest, and full of Zen, spot of the city.